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Leave coal alone, Obama

September 15, 2014 The glitz of the Bakken has captured the attention the entire country — the world, some would say. But beneath the same sod lies a fossil fuel that has been largely forgotten. more »»

Hold on, Mr. President

September 15, 2014 “Do you have a strategy now, Mr. President?” asked the cover of the Daily News next to a photo of the second American journalist to be beheaded by the terrorist group ISIS. more »»

The jihadists’ eternal plan

September 15, 2014 Here’s the first and last rule of Islamic jihad: If at first you don’t succeed, plot, plot again. 9/11 wasn’t the first. 9/11 won’t be the last. It’s not “fear-mongering” to face reality. more »»

Waging war and the War Powers Resolution

September 15, 2014 James Madison is commonly referred to as the Father of the Constitution in large measure because, in the secrecy of the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787, he kept the most complete... more »»

Thank you, Jerry Kaup

September 14, 2014 Patrons of the Minot Public Library will surely miss director Jerry Kaup when he retires Dec. 19. Kaup made the announcement Thursday in a prepared statement that was relayed to media by the city. more »»

Will justice do justice in Ferguson?

September 14, 2014 It has been over a month since Michael Brown was shot and killed in Ferguson, Mo., and we have yet to hear the police officer’s version of events. more »»

Only college graduates need apply

September 14, 2014 You’ve heard of grade inflation? Welcome to the world of degree inflatio. more »»

Bluster and bluff in the Baltic

September 14, 2014 “I say to the people of Estonia and the people of the Baltics, today we are bound by our treaty alliance. ... Article 5 is crystal clear: An attack on one is an attack on all. So if .. more »»

Journalists in screech advocacy mode

September 14, 2014 It is amazing the degree to which the media can politicize — always from a leftist perspective — just about anything in the news. more »»

A true coalition

September 13, 2014 If President Barack Obama manages to destroy the Islamic State terrorist organization through an international coalition, the odds are he will make the same mistake committed by his predecessor,... more »»

Favors and loot for sale

September 13, 2014 At a July fundraising event in Chicago, Mrs. Michelle Obama remarked, “So, yeah, there’s too much money in politics. There’s (sic) special interests that have too much influence.” Sen. more »»

Upholding honor in a dangerous world

September 13, 2014 “I should have anticipated the optics,” President Obama said by way of acknowledging that golfing right after making a statement about the beheading of James Foley looked bad. more »»

Extremism in defense of re-election

September 13, 2014 WASHINGTON — Since Barry Goldwater, accepting the Republicans’ 1964 presidential nomination, said “extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice,” Democrats have been decrying Republican... more »»

Now not the time for diplomacy

September 12, 2014 Islamic State terrorists and other bloodthirsty organizations of their ilk will be eliminated as threats to peace only if the United States and other countries go on the offensive against them. more »»

Casinos just aren’t the answer

September 12, 2014 The video for the Bruce Springsteen song “Atlantic City” opens with a scene of the grand Marlborough-Blenheim Hotel imploding into a pile of dust. That was almost 40 years ago. more »»

President Obama’s immigration red line

September 12, 2014 No one will ever mistake President Barack Obama for Lyndon Johnson, the master legislator as president. He doesn’t really do congressional schmoozing or arm-twistin. more »»

Ramifications of the McDonnell verdict

September 12, 2014 The soap opera that played out in Richmond these last weeks and ended with the convictions of former Gov. more »»

Avoiding a killing frost of taxation

September 11, 2014 There was a definite chill in the air in Minot this week. more »»

Exceptionally good luck

September 11, 2014 After enduring lavish praise while receiving an award before a big Hollywood dinner crowd, Jack Benny expertly deflected all the fawning with these words: “I don’t deserve this honor, but then I... more »»

Where is the nation building at home?

September 11, 2014 The clearest expression of a foreign policy doctrine President Obama has articulated came in 2012 when he announced that the “tide of war in Afghanistan” had “turned” and that this was lucky becaus... more »»



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